It's been a great year so far for Marvel and DC fans, with both studios delivering more than expected with "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (directed by James Gunn) and "Wonder Woman" (directed by Patty Jenkins). Marvel just released "Spider-Man: Homecoming," which did well during its first week in the box office. DC and Marvel are going head to head this November with "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Justice League" on the 3rd and 17th, respectively. While some fans are eagerly anticipating these films that are nearing their release dates, there are some who are wondering what has become of those other films that were announced but, to this day, do not have a release date in sight.

Such is the case for "Gambit," which is set to star channing tatum in the titular role. The upcoming film has gone through several development roadblocks, but it seems that the film has finally found light at the end of the tunnel.

Actor confirms 'Gambit' in active development

Channing Tatum recently spoke to CinemaBlend (via ComicBook) that "Gambit" is still definitely a go, and that they're currently developing the film. He explained that despite the obstacles that they had to go through to see the film come to life, they are still "super, super lucky" to be working on the upcoming superhero film. He explained, "A lot of setbacks, we'll look at them in hindsight as giant blessings.

We're writing a movie right at the turn of a paradigm shift in movies." Tatum explained that they're glad they didn't release "Gambit" when blockbuster hits "Logan" and "Deadpool" were released not because their film would do badly compared to the hits, but because those two films "knocked down a lot of doors for us to be able to do things that we wanted to do in the first place."

'Gambit' to be R rated?

Channing Tatum's comments on "Gambit" may be indicative that the film, like "Logan" and "Deadpool," is taking on an R-rated approach to filmmaking.

This isn't the first time a superhero film is going the R-rated route. While "Wonder Woman" kept it PG-13, other more mature films such as "Logan" and "Deadpool" had gone all out with the violence and bloodshed. But this R-rating isn't really a bad thing. Both films did so well and have raised the bar for so many upcoming movies from major superhero-producing film studios.

For now, though, Tatum's fans can catch him in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" which finds its way to theaters this September 22.

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